Friday, May 13, 2022

In San Fransisco? Check out Headlands Center for the Arts Kicks Off Fifteenth Annual Benefit Art Auction

Headlands Center for the Arts Kicks Off Fifteenth Annual Benefit Art Auction


A community event and public preview exhibition at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center will accompany this year’s Silent and Live Auctions supporting Headlands.


Work by Sadie Barnette, available in this year’s Benefit Art Auction.


(San Francisco, CA — May 12, 2022) — Headlands Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its  fifteenth annual Benefit Art Auction, with bidding taking place online and in-person at the historic grounds of the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. The 2022 Benefit Art Auction will feature both Silent and Live Auctions and showcase work from over 60 partnering artists and galleries, including Candice Lin, Sadie Barnette, and Didier William.


Reflecting Headlands’ enduring commitment to community engagement, the organization has planned a series of dynamic events to accompany this occasion, which also coincides with its 40th anniversary year. Beginning with a kick-off celebration on May 20 at Fort Mason, the Bay Area community will be invited to participate in hands-on art making, preview the auctioned works through May 31, and engage with site-specific installations by Headlands artist alumni Carole Kim, Annie Albagli, and Anja Ulfeldt.


The celebration will culminate on May 31 with a live auction led by Phillips auction house auctioneer Rebekah Bowling. This ticketed closing event, also at Fort Mason, will feature DJ sets by Vetiver’s Andy Cabic and a special multimedia installation and performance by Headlands alum Carole Kim.


“Headlands’ Benefit Art Auction represents our steadfast commitment to fostering and supporting creativity. Headlands is a place for making and experiencing art, and we are honored to partner with these artists—so many of whom are Headlands alumni—as well as our auction committee, the supporting galleries and sponsors, and in-kind partners to make this event happen. It is a celebration of the creative process, and we are grateful to everyone involved,” said Mari Robles, Executive Director of Headlands Center for the Arts.


A longstanding tradition at Headlands, the annual Benefit Art Auction provides crucial support to Headlands’ heralded artists and public programs. Contributions made through the auction signify a direct investment in the creative lifeblood of the Bay Area, where Headlands has long acted as a catalyst for artistic experimentation and innovation. This year’s collaboration with Phillips will elevate Headlands’ mission and invite new audiences to become part of the organization’s blossoming future. 


Tickets for the Live Auction & Closing Event from 5pm-9:30pm on May 31 can be purchased


Additional events include: 


Silent Auction

Bid on work from over 70 artists from the Bay Area and beyond and only-at-Headlands experience packages via Artsy. Pre-registration for bidding opens Friday, April 27 and closes following the Live Auction.


Auction Exhibition Opening Celebration

May 20; 6pm-9pm

Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture

Celebrate in-person with Headlands and enjoy interactive, hands-on art making

Free, Registration Required


Public Exhibition

May 21-May 30; 11am-6pm each day 

May 31; 11am-1pm

Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture

View the over 60 artworks included in the live and silent auctions; experience contemporary artist installations; visit Headlands’ pop-up shop



Melissa Barber, Co-Chair

Jessica Silverman, Co-Chair

Evie Simon, Co-Chair

Elizabeth Birka-White

Rimma Borshernitsan

Lizelle Green

Becky Heldfond

Pamela Hornik

Candace Huey

Sophia Kinell

Amelia Manderscheid

Joey Piziali

Janie Radler

Jonathan Rutchik

Lauren Ryan

Sarah Shepard

Bettina Stiewe

Laura Sweeney

Christy Swildens

Sharon Tanenbaum

Stephanie Tuttle



Saif Azzuz 

Sadie Barnette* 

Mark Baugh-Sasaki*
Gary Edward Blum* 

Val Britton*

Nyame Brown*

Rachelle Bussières*

Takming Chuang*

Lenka Clayton*

Sydney Cohen*

Gina Contreras

Kenturah Davis* 

Erica Deeman*

Janet Delaney 

Cheryl Derricotte

Mark Dion*

Rodney Ewing* 

Kota Ezawa* 

Josh Faught

Ana Teresa Fernández* 

Martha Friedman 

Maria Gaspar*

Julia Goodman 

Ann Hamilton* 

Glenn Hardy

Dana Hemenway 

Todd Hido

Julian Hoeber* 

Shawn Huckins

David Ireland*

Sahar Khoury*

Lu Kynn

Jami Porter Lara

Mila Libman

Candice Lin* 

Hung Liu

Meg Lipke

Terri Loewenthal

Nathan Lynch*

Jodie Mack*

Amanda Marchand*

Alicia McCarthy* 

Sean McFarland* 

Barry McGee*

Klea McKenna* 

Harold Mendez*

Adia Millett*

Tucker Nichols* 

Claes Oldenburg 

Woody De Othello

Erik Parra

Tahiti Pehrson

Yulia Pinkusevich* 

Justine Rivas 

Stuart Robertson*

Clare Rojas* 
Carrie Schneider

Meghan Shimek

Leslie Shows* 

Edra Soto*
Susie Taylor 

Catherine Wagner 

Richard T. Walker*

Nancy White 

Didier William

Chasen Wolcott*

Lena Wolff

Chelsea Ryoko Wong


*Headlands alumni



Altman Siegel

Anthony Meier Fine Arts

Bass and Reiner

Berggruen Gallery

Candice Madey Gallery 

Casemore Kirkeby 

Catharine Clark Gallery

Charlie James Gallery

Eleanor Harwood Gallery

Et al. Gallery

EUQINOM Gallery 

Fraenkel Gallery
François Ghebaly 

Gallery 16

Gallery Wendi Norris

Gemini G.E.L.

Haines Gallery

Hashimoto Contemporary

Imperial Fine Arts 

Jessica Silverman Gallery 

Johansson Projects 

Kendall Koppe

Maybaum Gallery

Modernism Inc. 



Rebecca Camacho Presents 

Rena Bransten Gallery

Romer Young Gallery 

Sarah Shepard Gallery 

Simon Breitbard Fine Arts 

Traywick Contemporary 




Seiler LLC


Chroma SF

Creative Fundraising Advisors




Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture

Minnesota Street Project

Saint Flora


Wild Child


About Headlands Center for the Arts 

Founded in 1982, Headlands Center for the Arts operates a multidisciplinary, international arts center best known for its dynamic public programs and highly lauded artist residency. Located in the coastal wilderness of the Marin Headlands, within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Headlands’ historic campus is dedicated to process-driven exploration and risk-taking contemporary art in all disciplines. Its year-round programs provide visual artists, performers, musicians, and writers with opportunities for research, professional development, and peer-to-peer exchange at critical times in their careers. More at




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